Telefnica Deutschland: O2 / Telefnica achieves top sustainability ratings by Sustainalytics and EcoVadis


Top marks in durability ratings for O2 / Telefonica.

O2 / Telefonica Germany keep on going improve relevant ESG ratings from Sustainalytics and EcoVadis. The company is particularly successful in the environmental and ethical categories, confirming its pioneering role in the management of sustainable development in the telecommunications industry.Sustainalytics recognize O2 / Telefónica Germany as one of the best ESG performances in 2022 among more than 4,000 companies analyzed. The company has improved in all assessed ESG categories and its overall ESG risk has been rated “low”. The odds in the “Carbon” and “Business Ethics” categories are particularly remarkable. The first refers to the management of risks related to the company’s own operational energy consumption. “Business Ethics” covers the assessment of business practices with regard to ethical criteria, particularly in tax, accounting, anti-competitive practices and intellectual property. The Sustainalytics rating is the basis of the Sustainability Linked Loan of 750 million euros, which O2 / Telefónica Germany concluded at the end of 2019 and whose interest margin is linked, among other things, to the evolution of this rating. In the EcoVadis sustainability rating, which assesses companies’ activities in the areas of the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and responsible purchasing, O2 / Telefónica Deutschland scores “very well””platinum”. With an overall score of 76 points out of 100, the company is among the top two percent of telecommunications companies rated by EcoVadis. In the fields of environment and ethics, the company makes it the top group one percent.

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